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“Baptism” In the Greek language of Jesus’ day, the word baptizo meant to dip or immerse an object in water. In its Christian use baptizo came to mean the act of Baptism, or the washing and cleansing of something to renew it. Jesus’ Baptism took place in the Jordan River. (Gospel According to Mark) John, an apostle, was the man responsible for this glorious moment in religious history. Later, he would be known as John …

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…duty was to affirm their own faith first, and to promise to help me grow as a faithful Christian. Everybody in the church shared the experience. They had a chance to renew their baptismal vows, when the deacon recited: “Do you renounce Satan and all his deadly works?” to which the people responded: “I do”. From that day on I began my journey in faith, a journey that will continue the rest of my life.